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La Jota - Cabernet Franc

USA - California - Napa - Howell Mountain, 1996


Price 123 €
RP
93

The Wine Advocate

Robert Parker is a renowned wine critic and publisher of The Wine Advocate. Over the past few years, Parker has brought on other reviewers to join the publication. Note that an RP next to a wine means that it was rated by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, not necessarily Robert Parker himself.

Tastings are conducted in peer group, single-blind conditions, which means the same types of wines are tasted against each other and the wineries' names are not revealed, so niether price nor the reputation of the winery influences the rating in any way. If tasted several times, the scores represent a cumulative average. Overall, the score assigned to a specific wine reflects the quality of the wine at its best. Parker encourages readers to rely on the score with the written notes rather than the score alone.

The Wine Advocate's 100-Point Scale:

  • 96-100 – Extraordinary; a classic wine of its variety
  • 90-95 – Outstanding; exceptional complexity and character
  • 80-89 – Barely above average to very good; wine with various degrees of flavor
  • 70-79 – Average; little distinction beyond being soundly made
  • 60-69 – Below average; drinkable, but containing noticeable deficiencies
  • 50-59 – Poor; unacceptable, not recommended
Robert Parker 93 Points
The unfined and unfiltered 1996 Cabernet Franc reveals a smoky, meaty, beef blood and black fruit-scented nose with loamy soil scents providing additional aromatic dimension. The wine possesses exceptional richness of fruit, thrilling quantities of glycerin, an impressive mid-palate, and an admirably long finish. Fruit ripeness, texture, and richness are important in any wine, but La Jota manages to cram all of these components into the difficult to grow and make Cabernet Franc varietal. This effort is another benchmark wine that should drink well for 12-15+ years.
Varietal info:

Cabernet Franc



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